Join us at Turning Tides

We have a diverse range of opportunities from frontline delivery to administration, finance to fundraising, governance to social enterprise. Make sure you follow us on social media or regularly check this page for exciting opportunities to work with us.

As a valued staff member your individual skills and expertise will be harnessed and nurtured, contributing to the professionalism within the charity, our credibility within the sector and strengthening our position to make ending local homelessness a reality.

If you would like to join Turning Tides but can’t see the right vacancy for you, please complete this expression of interest form. 

For further information or an informal chat about a current vacancy please contact our recruitment team at or phone 01903 680740 ext: 224 / 375

Current Vacancies


Who We Are

Why join us?

  • 25 days’ annual leave increasing with service
  • Sickness allowance increasing after 1 year, plus hospital leave
  • Life assurance & pension schemes
  • Health cash plan to help pay for treatments, including reward programme
  • Committed to flexible working
  • 24/7 mental health, wellbeing support, financial and lifestyle advice
  • Benefit schemes providing exclusive discounts & offers
  • Continued learning & development with comprehensive training programme
  • Active development & promotion of career progression
  • Employee forums & conference event
  • Free optional flu & hepatitis B vaccinations
  • Staff referral scheme ‘Talent Knows Talent’
  • Committed Disability Confident Employer

My time at Turning Tides

I have worked in the charity sector for 15 years and never felt, as much as I do now, that I am making a difference.

I can channel my passion, expertise and creativity every working day in various ways. I work with and for courageous men and women and to see them flourish is all the reward I need.

There are numerous opportunities to work directly with clients on projects. I genuinely feel proud to work for Turning Tides. I have seen the difference we have made and heard clients saying that we have literally been their last hope.

We really do go the extra mile, something that is very important to me. We all work hard and we do that because we care!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do you advertise your vacancies?

We advertise our vacancies across a range of platforms which include our website and social media pages along with a number of community and voluntary networks. Adur & Worthing Council also kindly include our vacancies on their external jobs site.

If you follow any of our social media channels you will be alerted to a vacancy:

We may also use national sites including Indeed, Homeless Link, Charity Jobs and Guardian Jobs.

Can I sign up to job alerts?

Please follow our social media channels for our latest vacancies.

If you follow any of our social media channels you will be alerted to a vacancy:

Whilst job alerts are not available on our website you may be able to set up alerts on external vacancy sites.

How can I apply for a vacancy?

All applications should be made through our online application form. We also require completion of an online equal opportunities questionnaire for all vacancies.

The application form can be found by clicking on the role you are wishing to apply for and clicking on the ‘Apply Now’ button on the right-hand side of the advert.

What is your recruitment process?

After Closing Date: all applications are passed to recruiting managers, who undertake a panel shortlisting exercise to assess applications against the published shortlisting criteria.

Interviews: dates of the interview are usually as advertised. Interviews are held both in our offices at Worthing Town Hall and across our various services. Necessary reasonable adjustments are made to support interviewees. We aim to ensure that a client is invited to attend all interviews for front line roles and all other roles wherever possible.

Successful Candidates: will be invited to a panel interview.

Outcome After Interviews: recruiting manager will advise at the interview when an outcome will be communicated.

(Please note during extenuating circumstances, during the current Covid crisis, interviews are being conducted over virtual systems such as Zoom, which we will set up with each candidate and interview panel).

Can I speak to someone about a vacancy?

Should you wish to discuss a vacancy please call the HR Team:

Phone: 01903 680740 Ext: 224 / 375

You may be referred to the recruiting manager who can provide more specific information on the post.

Can I apply for more than one role at a time?

We do accept applications for more than one role. It would be advisable to flag this to the HR team upon submission of your applications.

I don’t have any experience in the homelessness sector, can I still apply?

We welcome applications from candidates with a broad range of backgrounds and experience.

Please refer to the vacancy’s job description for details of the essential and desirable criteria specific to the role you are interested in. Ensure that you provide evidence for each criteria in your application.

What happens once I have submitted my application?

Your application is held securely until the vacancy is closed after which it is passed on to recruiting managers.

If I am unsuccessful how do I arrange feedback?

Please contact the HR team if you would like feedback on your application.

Phone: 01903 680740 Ext: 224 / 375


What employment checks do you make?

For successful candidates undertake the following employment checks:

  • Contact two references

  • Undertake Right to Work and DBS checks.

All new starters are referred to our Occupational Health Team for a new joiner assessment.

Can I use my current DBS check?

This is possible if you are currently signed up to the DBS update service, with the correct level of clearance.

When will you go out for references?

We apply for references once an offer has been accepted and the successful candidate has advised that we are able to do so.

How do you protect my privacy?

All data is processed in line with GDPR guidelines. For further information, please refer to the Turning Tides Privacy Policy

Do you offer work experience placements?

Whilst we do not have a work experience scheme, our Volunteering Team welcome applications from those who may be interested in gaining experience within our services.

Please visit our Volunteer page for the latest opportunities or contact the Volunteering Team:

Phone: 01903 680743